Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist | How to become one?

Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist | How to become one?

All Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist began careers the same way, but stand out by working with well-known clientele due to the level of work and detail the artist puts forth. Hustle every day.

First of all go to a makeup school and try to learn as much as you can before practicing on others. The principal thing that any celebrity makeup artist needs is the right training and education.

Build your book and assist smaller artists before going on to assist some of the greats in the industry. This experience led to high-profile campaigns, and larger opportunities which would eventually result in a decade-long collaboration. Keeping a portfolio of your successes will allow you to showcase your skills the way you want them showcased – with professional photos that use proper lighting techniques. Also take snapshots of your work so that you have a working diary of your career.

As a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artists and hairstylist, it’s also essential to build great relationships with both clients and brands — you never know where your next campaign could come from or how you’ll connect with your next big client. Great relationships can also lead to your very own collaboration with the brands directly. For example, I often collaborate with Anastasia Beverly Hills because I love their products and they have such a great team behind the brand.

Being a celebrity makeup artist often means being in high demand, so you can expect your schedule to be packed and traveling to become a way of life. Los Angeles celebrity makeup artists work exclusively with movie stars, political figures, artists and others in the public eye.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video

As a Los Angeles makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tiger House Films commercial production company team on their Birdies campaign video. I was the lead Los Angeles makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and creative coordinator on this project.

To create our model’s makeup look for this campaign I used Anastasia Beverly Hills products. Our clients were going for light smokey eyes, wavy hair and minimalistic styling. The process of creating Olga’s smoky eye was a simple 5 step process:

1) I prepped for the smokey eyes with a long-wear eye base

2) Applied a medium shadow on the lower lid up into the crease, then layer a darker medium shadow on top to build intensity.

3) Used an eye pencil and a gel liner in black color

4) Curled the lashes and added fake eyelashes for the more intensive look

I love my job as a Los Angeles makeup artist and I love working with a wide range of different looks and styles that my clients request. I get excited about working with luxury brands such as Birdies. I am always curious as to what I can contribute to these projects. Most of all, I delight in seeing my work used by clients in their social media posts, advertising campaigns, and websites.

Birdies are the most versatile slippers in the world. Birdies combines elevated style, luxurious comfort, and everyday versatility.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Client: Birdies
Birdies Creatives: Adriana Kwicinski / Jaqueline Nassar
Agency: Quickframe / Joycie Bernstein
Production / Video: Tiger House Films
Model: Olga Safari
Creative Coordinator / Stylist/ HMUA: Luca Buzas
Production Support: Kyle Huemme, Don McNeely, Gene Owens, Jamie Sutor


Beauty Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video Makeup Tips

Beauty Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video Makeup Tips

As a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tiger House Films production company team on their Birdies slippers campaign video. I was the lead beauty makeup artist, creative coordinator and wardrobe stylist on this project. We were shooting for 2 days in Los Angeles.

I want to share some of the key practices related to being a beauty makeup artist. Some of these practices have really helped me to become excellent at my job.

  1. Wash your face, tone the skin and apply moisturizer
  2. Apply primer, you can also mix it with your foundation
  3. Conceal dark circles and blemishes
  4. Apply foundation evenly matching to your skin tone
  5. Contour and highlight your face
  6. Choose your eyeshadow palette
  7. Line and define the eyes, use liquid or pencil eyeliner
  8. Use a natural lipstick

The third of our three fashion commercial productions with high end San Francisco based company Birdies Slippers, this “every day girl” themed video was shot in Los Angeles with the Tiger House Films commercial production team. Known for being Meghan Markle’s favorite slippers brand, this spot was released 2019.

I had a great time working with Birdies and Tiger House Films commercial production company as a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles beauty makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Client: Birdies
Birdies Creatives: Adriana Kwicinski / Jaqueline Nassar
Agency: Quickframe / Joycie Bernstein
Production / Video: Tiger House Films
Model: Olga Safari
Creative Coordinator / Stylist / HMUA: Luca Buzas
Production Support: Kyle Huemme, Don McNeely, Gene Owens, Jamie Sutor


Editorial Makeup Artist | Fitness Fashion Magazine Publication

Editorial Makeup Artist | Fitness Fashion Magazine Publication

As an editorial makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE creative team on their first editorial publication. I was the editorial makeup artist and hair stylist on this project.

Our shoot took place in a DTLA studio in Los Angeles, CA. We had a fashion photographer to capture the models and influencers in their best looks. On this particular shoot, we were going for a natural beauty look. I used Antonym Cosmetic‘s newest eyeshadows and lipsticks. We had multiple Instagram influencers on the shoot day to create FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE editorial content. As an editorial makeup artist, I not only took care of their makeup but also their hair styling.

About FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE: Jami Gaddy is a health and fitness enthusiast, and activewear fashionista! As a nutritional consultant, Jami is well versed in a variety of diets including blood type, paleo, vegetarian, and vegan. After discovering her own allergies to gluten, soy, and dairy, she learned how and now teaches others how to eat cleaner and stay allergy free. Jami is also an athlete turned fitness model. Through her love of fitness and exposure to activewear, Jami became a fitness fashion ambassador. After noticing the influx and demand for activewear she created FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE to showcase and advertise the latest activewear trends…fitness in fashion! FFM highlights the latest in living a stylishly healthy, fit lifestyle to showcase and advertise the latest in activewear trends. “When you look good, you feel good, inside and out, and fitness is always in fashion!

I had a great time working with as an editorial makeup artist  FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my editorial makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Photography by: Hilla Hartenstein, Hair/Makeup: Luca Buzas, Raquel Monique
Models : Marine De Vachon, Jennifer Lee, Amy Loubris, Pua Perry


Los Angeles HMUA | Bombino aka Deran Alkheir Dance Video

Los Angeles HMUA | Bombino aka Deran Alkheir Dance Video

As a Los Angeles HMUA, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Bombino aka Deran Alkheir. In this blog article I’ll explain a couple of useful tricks on how I created the hair and makeup looks for the dancers in this production.

I spent most of my time focusing on the female dancer’s smokey eye makeup and lips because these are the only parts of the body Tuaregs show due to the limitations of their traditional clothing. Old or young, male or female, each Tuareg seems to cultivate a personal style expressed through a few simple items of fabric.

For the dancers hair styling we used head wraps called cheches whose fabric can stretch to 18 feet in length, plus flowing gowns called bubus that allow air flow while deflecting heat and blowing sand, dressing like a traditional Tuareg can at first seem a confining enterprise. We had to hide all their hair under these head wraps and adjust it during the shoot. I love my job as a Los Angeles HMUA, I always have the opportunity to work on original and artistic projects.

This music video was directed and produced by Jonathan Wing and choreography by Hillary Pearson. I had 2 dancers from Los Angeles to do hair and makeup for. We shot this video using different color lights which created a futuristic and mysterious environment in a Downtown LA studio.

About Bombino: For centuries, the desert town of Agadez has served as a converging point for the great camel caravans driven by the Tuareg that link West Africa with North Africa and the Mediterranean. Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces. Bombino’s electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page.

Check out the finalized music video on Okay Africa to learn more about our creative collaboration: http://www.okayafrica.com/bombino-video-premiere-deran-deran/

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles HMUA artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist | Kendall Cover Album

Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist | Kendall Cover Album

As a Los Angeles hair stylist and makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with several well-known singers such as Alessia Cara, Arlissa, and Kendall Pennington. In this blog post I would like to talk about our cover album project with Kendall Pennington. Kendall has an amazing voice, she is a 24 year old singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA.

I was hired by Now Rewind agency / production company for this cover album shoot. Ian Midura, the executive producer of Now Rewind, found me for the role of wardrobe stylist, hair stylist and makeup artist. I had a couple of pre production days to collect Kendall’s wardrobe. Our shooting location was in Downtown Los Angeles at a photo studio called APEX Photo Studios.

Creative agency Now Rewind’s versatile abilities can be applied to a wide array of aesthetics and messages, tailored towards a brands needs. The agency captures powerful photo and video content that draws the eye and showcases products or people through storytelling for multiple platforms. Here you can take a look at their agency website: https://www.now-rewind.com/

I love my job as a Los Angeles hair stylist and makeup artist and I love working with a wide range of different looks and styles that my clients request. I get excited about working with popular singers/songwriters and influencers. I am always curious as to what I can contribute to these projects. Most of all, I delight in seeing my work used by clients in their social media posts and advertising campaigns.

Check out the finalized music video to learn more about our creative collaboration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atraQJL-t-8

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my hair stylist and makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Vitamin T Video Shoot

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Vitamin T Video Shoot

As a Los Angeles makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Vitamin T talent agency. I worked closely as a Los Angeles makeup artist with their video production team to understand their business needs. I was in charge of the styling and hair-makeup department. Camera ready makeup is a very basic, light makeup which means very natural and bare skin finish, not too shiny and not too mat.

The products I used to create our main talent’s camera ready makeup:

1) Estee Lauder Liquid foundation

2) Liquid cushion compact foundation

3) Teint miracle perfecting concealer pen

4) Antonym Cosmetics Powder foundation

5) Bronzer for contouring

6) Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush

7) Anastasia Beverly Hills brow palette, eyeshadows and mascara

8) Lipstick

Working as a Los Angeles makeup artist I love to create beauty looks for my clients. Especially I liked working with Vitamin T team because they give me complete creative freedom in terms of makeup and styling. We were shooting this promotional video for 2 days in their corporate office location in Los Angeles, CA.

Vitamin T is a the talent agency for digital creatives and the design-minded companies who love them. Vitamin T partner with clients and talent and take the time to make sure they are connecting people who can help one another. They know that a great match goes beyond a skill search.

Over the past several years, I’ve been able to polish my skills as a Los Angeles makeup artist. I’ve managed to gain a vast range of experience, worked with many different clients, and allowing my ambition and energy to assist in the creative process and provide a satisfying result.

Check out the video to learn more about our collaboration: https://aquent.com/blog/digital-marketing-buzzword-alert-what-is-attribution-modeling

I constantly post about makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Please visit Vitamin T website for more: https://vitamintalent.com/


Los Angeles Top Hair and makeup artist | TILTA Commercial

Los Angeles Top Hair and makeup artist  | TILTA Commercial

As a Los Angeles top hair and makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with several well-known clients with brands such as Converse, Pinterest, Forever21, ANTA, MONTBLANC, Alibaba, Etam, Oppo, just to name a few. My experience in photo shooting, creative directory tasks, and commercial shoots led me to a recent gig I had with Overturn Media and our client, TILTA.

The client, TILTA, is a digital company founded in 2008 dedicated to creating high-resolution cameras. TILTA wanted to introduce their new camera KO filter in the digital market. I had got the opportunity to present my creativity in the Los Angeles top hair and makeup artist because she is in the list of top hair and makeup artists of Los Angeles.  In this commercial, I worked two professional dancers. The challenge for me was to style the hair and makeup in a way that was classy and simple, but elegant, while also taking into account the corresponding costumes, the location of the shoot, and the color coordination of TILTA’s new KO camera filter.

For this project, Overturn wanted someone who can enhance the features of the commercial, and they considered me among the list of top hair and makeup artists of Los Angeles. Overturn is a versatile company consisting of “storytellers who help brands build a narrative and create a unique experience for their consumers with a focus on design principles, problem-solving and creative storytelling”.

Over the past several years, I’ve been able to polish my skills as a Los Angeles top hair and makeup artist. I’ve managed to gain a vast range of experience, worked with many different celebrities, and allowing my ambition and creative energy to assist in the creative process and provide a satisfying result.

I constantly post about hair stying trends, please visit my Los Angeles top hair and makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

Please visit TILTA website for more: https://tilta.com/


Los Angeles Production Designer | Awana TV commercial

Los Angeles Production Designer | Awana TV commercial

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of working as a Los Angeles production designer and wardrobe stylist with OX Creates and Justin Bell Productions on a commercial shoot for our client, Awana, an international Christian nonprofit organization that focuses on educating children of all ages in biblical studies, and gives them the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, regardless of their background. Their mission is to help “reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world for God”.

The commercial depicts the stories of three characters, Chloe, Jay, and Brent. Each of them have their own backstory and from different parts of the world. Throughout the course of the commercial, we see each of them go through their own set of trials and tribulations and how they’re able to find God in the process.

For this shoot, alongside my duties as a Los Angeles production designer, I was also in charge of the fashion/wardrobe styling and design of the costumes, as well as the set direction. Since each of the characters are from different parts of the world, I needed to ensure the set and costume designs for each character were appropriately placed in order to represent their stories in the best way possible. My experience in each of these departments, along with my ability to effectively multi-task, served as a key component to communicating with the clients and producers in the best way possible. For example, we transformed an empty office space into a child’s bedroom. This was no easy task, but we managed to pull it off in a short amount of time.

Despite the hefty load of responsibilities, I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ox Creates and Justin Bell Productions. They gave me the opportunity to channel my skills, ideas, and creativity in order to help bring Awana’s vision to life. OX Creative is a visual content and brand strategy firm that uses their platform to connect up-and-coming talent to global brands that focus on making the world a better place.

Since moving out to Los Angeles in 2017, I have continued displaying my work in commercials and advertisements. I’ve worked alongside many different brands, companies, and organizations such as The Scotch porter, Mattel, Mtailor, North Face, among many others. Now, I can happily add Ox Creates and Justin Bell Productions to the list. I’m very proud of the hard work and dedication that was put into this shoot. If you’re interested, I highly recommend you check out the commercial, which was recently uploaded on YouTube. Go check it out: https://lucabuzas.com/portfolio/awana/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post my works on Instagram, please visit my Los Angeles production designer page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about Awana please visit their website page here: https://www.awana.org/


Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist In Los Angeles California I ANTA

Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist In Los Angeles California I ANTA

One of the most exciting projects I was apart of was working as a celebrity wardrobe stylist in Los Angeles, which is where I am based. But I have also worked on projects in places such as Shanghai, China, for a shoot with Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo for ANTA shoes. It was exciting because not only did I get to travel, but I also had the opportunity to style celebrities.

Currently, ANTA is one of the leading brands of shoes. Their models include a team of world-famous athletes who have excelled in their respective sports. They are a fantastic brand to work with, and I hope to work with them on future campaigns.

What is great about being a celebrity wardrobe stylist in Los Angeles for a sports brand is that I work with a specific set of products, and having my wardrobe choices narrowed down definitely makes styling easier. I love working with sports brands because I also get to experience their new products before they are out on the market.

I was able to work on the project because of RedPlus, which is one of the first agencies to work on fashion films in Shanghai. They provide production services from creative development, casting, location scouting, set design and post-production, with a team comprised of international photographers, stylists, creative directors, hair and makeup artists and illustrators.

Since I was able to work on so many great projects, I feel like I want to share some of the tips and tricks of the trade for those interested in entering the industry. I am a self-made wardrobe stylist and I continue to make efforts to build up my portfolio in order to show clients the years of experience I have attained, as well as skills that would be beneficial to their projects. I think the greatest advise I could give is to work on your portfolio and maintain good relationships with your clients.

I had an excellent time working with ANTA and RedPlus, and I hope to create a long lasting business relationship with them for the future. Take a look at the final print campaign here: https://lucabuzas.com/portfolio/anta-sport/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram. Please visit my celebrity wardrobe stylist in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about ANTA please visit their website page here: http://en.anta.com/